Reviews and Problems with Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
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29 October 2007
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Syphon Filter is great on the PSP - personally I'd recommend it. But this is the PS2 version of said PSP game, and it just doesn't work. It's lazy, it's unsuited to the system and it's pointless. Unless you can find it for a tenner, there's no reason to pick it up.
Excerpt: The days where people can claim the PSP isn't anything but a sales success hardware-wise are behind us. Though it's nowhere near as popular as the rampant, runaway success of the Nintendo DS, the PSP has actually sold more units than either the GameCube or the Xbox last generation. So install base-wise, the thing is an unequivocal success. It's on the front, that things aren't quite as rosy.
Conclusion: As a full price PS2 title Dark Mirror will struggle but as a budget purchase or rental you might get something from it. The PS2 has had something of a renaissance towards the end of its shelf life with games like Okami, God of War and Shadow of Colossus showing what can be done with the aging hardware, and whilst this game is almost certainly going to sell more then a couple of copies at retail I can’t help feeling it’s a missed opportunity.
Pros: Gadgets aplenty, Simple pick up and play gameplay, Laughably cheesy one-liners
Cons: Graphically lacking, No multi-player, Feels dated, Levels are too short – designed with the PSP not PS2 in mind
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